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Arizona basketball: UNC-Asheville transfer Dylan Smith will join the Wildcats

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The 6-foot-5 G/F will have to sit out a year, but then will have three years of eligibility at Arizona

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The Arizona Wildcats, looking to finalize their roster for the 2016-17 season and beyond, have landed UNC-Asheville Bulldogs transfer Dylan Smith, he announced on Twitter.

Smith will have to sit out for a year before playing at Arizona, but then he'll have three years of eligibility with the Wildcats, as he played just a single season at UNC-Asheville.

In his lone season with the Bulldogs, Smith averaged a team-high 13.5 points per game, as well as 2.6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game. The 6-foot-5 guard/forward shot an unimpressive 36.9 percent from the field, but a lot of that had do with the fact that he took nearly seven 3s per game, and knocked down 34.9 percent of them -- a decent percentage considering the high volume. Plus, he was in his first year of college basketball, so his inefficiency isn't too worrisome at the moment, and he did shoot 82.2 percent from the free throw line.

Smith is rail-thin, weighing in at 170 pounds, but he has a long wingspan, which helped him average 1.0 steals per game. If he can add some weight, it's easy to see how he could have upside as a perimeter defender.

But, as of now, it's obviously hard to tell what Smith's role with Arizona will be. At minimum, however, he should serve as a safety net in case Arizona loses a significant portion of its roster, which is always a possibility.